Stop City’s Potential Coyote Slaughter

Target: Ashley Curry, Mayor of Vestavia Hills, Alabama

Goal: Stop Vestavia Hills from trapping and potentially killing coyotes.

The city of Vestavia Hills, Alabama has hired a contractor to trap coyotes as a means of population control. These traps are meant to relocate the coyotes, though they could potentially harm and even kill the animals. This is not only a cruel, but an inefficient way to control the population.

Vestavia Hills plans on setting steel-jaw traps throughout the city to trap the coyotes. These barbaric devices cause animals to panic and go to extreme lengths to escape, including chewing off their own limbs. In addition, these traps can catch non-targeted wildlife including endangered species.

Trapping and potentially killing off a large number of coyotes will not lower the population, but may increase it. In response to a mass loss, coyotes will overbreed to replenish the population. Sign this petition to demand Vestavia Hills reverse its decision to trap coyotes. Not only is trapping incredibly inhumane, but it is also ineffective.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mayor Curry,

Vestavia Hills has hired a contractor to set steel-jaw traps around the city to catch coyotes to lower the population. This is not an effective way to fix your city’s issue.

When there is a drastic drop in the population, coyotes will overbreed to make up for the loss, which may even lead to an increase in the population. Also, steel-jaw traps are incredibly cruel and cause animals to panic. These animals will resort to desperate measures to escape, including chewing off their own limbs. These traps can also catch non-targeted wildlife, including protected species. These traps will do much more harm than good.

Please consider looking into alternative, more humane ways to lower the population. Not only would an alternative plan spare countless sentient beings from unnecessary pain and death, but it would also be more effective than your current plan.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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11 Comments

  1. This is a sickeningly cruel method to control the population of coyotes. Humans have taken over their habitats (they need food) and, now, some brutal idiot wants to use steel traps to catch these animals, causing immense pain (they often chew off their limbs, in panic!) Only a psychopath would consider this kind of sadistic brutality. Other unintended wild and domestic animals will likely suffer a similar fate, and the numbers of coyotes, just trying to survive, (like all other living beings) will not be efficiently controlled.
    Aren’t there any reasonable sane people involved who can think of a humane way to relocate or control their population?! These horribly barbaric monstrous traps are NOT the solution!

  2. Margaret Melnick says:

    What kind of idiot decided this. All they are going to catch in this terrible cruel way is domestic animals and people. hope one of these idiots are caught so they know what it is like. Find a more humane way.

  3. Derinda Nilsson says:

    WHY! WHY! This is so not right. Why is suffering and killing always the answer? These are beautiful creatures that have roam the almost forever and they didn’t ask to be born just to be killed . This is not the answer. STOP PLEASE.

  4. I would like to see the day when we start to control the human population the same way. This planet would be so much better off without us. Animals, plants and sealife would be able to live just as nature intended.

  5. Domenica Ott says:

    I so agree with all the commentators. Killing is one thing. Trapping is unimaginably cruel and unneccessary. if you have ever looked a trapped animal in the eyes, you will know. all those who do it unthinkingly should have this experience themselves. that would end trapping once and for all.

  6. Eva Cantu says:

    YOU IDIOTS NEED TO STOP THIS WAR AGAINST COYOTES AND WOLVES. HUMANS ARE THE PROBLEM IN THE WORLD,WE SHOULD DO AWAY WITH THESE BAD PEOPLE,THEY ARE AN EVIL BREED.

  7. lynn woods says:

    all the Gov. thinks about is kill kill and kill again

  8. The author of this request is right. When you open up a prime area to wildlife by eliminating competition (even of its own kind) more will take the opportunity to move in. You need to make this prime habitat less inviting. Watch your pets and children, don’t leave food & trash out, and don’t feed birds and other wildlife. If there’s nothing for the coyotes to eat, they will go elsewhere.

  9. STOP BARBARISM AGAINST ALL LIVING CREATURES!
    FOR ALL OF THESE INSANE, RUTHLESS AND INHUMANE BREED SOMEONE FORGOT MAIN THINGS IN HUMANES EDUCATION. WHO IS IT?

    ALL THAT  BARBARIC  MUD AND RESPONSIBLE  NONPERSONS  ARE SENSELESS FOR ALL OTHER TERRESTRIALS – SUSPEND THEM OF ALL HUMAN ACHIEVEMENTS!
    THE INHUMANE and BARBARIC ASSHOLE – STYLE HAS TO STOP!
    STOP THE ASSHOLE-STYLE, AND BAN INHUMANITY – PERSONS RESPONSIBLE!
    THIS KIND OF BARBARISM AGAINST LIVING CREATURES IS LESS THAN INHUMANE AND MUST HAVE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE CRIMINAL RABBLE, PERSONS RESPONSIBLE!
    THE RESPONSIBLE LAWMAKERS FROM THE LAST DECADES WILL CATCH A PLACE IN HISTORY FOR THE WORST DUMB DESTROYERS ON OUR PLANET EVER!
    Stop & pursue this criminal rabble and this deformity  –  instantly!

  10. Candy Niewinski says:

    This is barbaric to say the least, my God when will this sick madness end? Start destroying all the rotten humans that are out there instead.

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